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the people of the united states in order to form a more perfect union -- >> no person except a natural-born citizen shall be eligible to the office of president. >>> the powers to all cases of law and equity. >> full faith and credit given in each state to the public acts. >> congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. >> neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall exist within the united states. >> the validity of the public debt of the united states authorized by law shall not be questioned. >> the right of citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied on account of race, color or previous condition of servitude. >> the right of the citizens of the united states to vote shall not be denied on account of sex. >> the 18th article of the amendment to the constitution of the amendment is hereby repealed. >> ah, the constitution from those opening lines we the people to the 21st amendment, wahoo! glorious document. i think i heard a clap or two in there about the debt and the nati
. who gets the privilege of becoming a citizen of the united states of america. that's a big deal. when we talk about that in the abstract, it's easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of us versus them. and when that happens, a lot of folks forget that most of us used to be them. we forget that. it's really important for us to remember our history. you know? unless you're one of the first americans, a native american, you came from some place else. somebody brought you. ken salazar, he's of, you know, mexican american descent but he points out that his family is living where he is for 400 years so he didn't immigrate anywhere. the irish who left behind a land of famine, the germans who fled persecution, the scandinavians who arrived eager to pie out west, the polish, the russians, the italians, the chinese, the japanese, the west indians, the huddled masses who came through ellis island on one coast and angel island on the other. all those folks before they were us, they were them. and when each new wave of immigrants arrived, they faced resistance from those who were al
. is willing to pledge that allegiance to our flag. thank you. god bless you. god bless the united states of america. ♪ >> you just heard president obama announcing his plan for immigration reform and "the cycle" has it all covered. luke russert following reaction on capitol hill. we have also got janelle ross from "the huffington post." let's start with peter and the big takeaways here. >> reporter: as you heard, the president now shaking hands out here, this had the same impact of a campaign-style event for this president. recognizes this is the first trip of his second term. he's really trying to deliver on that campaign promise of immigration reform to the community that helped deliver him, his re-election. the latino community. this is the state where 27% of the population is latino and he chose this as the backdrop to deliver the speech today. senior advisers say the intent of the very public campaign to put pressure on the republicans to see this thing through. to finally help pass a bipartisan bill on the issue of immigration. he focused on topics very similar to the ones heard
of the united states. he has got to get out there and lead. that means he has to be open to working with republicans, understanding what the needs are and also deliver a message to chance we are going to have to compromise. give the president credit, he said woe kur chainhood cpi, said in 2011 he would raise the age of medicare with carveouts. those are things these deliver if we are going to get republican goes along with more increased revenue and doing something finally about the debt. he has to deliver his side of the equation, too. but only one person can take this on his shoulders and carry it across the finish line and that's the president of the united states. he has to lead. no ifs, ands and buts about continue. he has to lead. i would love the whole congress this new congress and the president, they should all go see a screening of "lincoln" together because abraham lincoln led on the 13th amendment when everybody, both side, told him he was crazy. >> governor, if i just heard you right there, are you saying you would be okay with raising the medicare eligibility age? >> w
at an extraordinary time in the history of the united states of america and the world. you managed to challenge in an equally extraordinary manner. when you took the job, america had a tarnished image and you revived our brand and traveled over a million miles to the furthest reaches of the world to the most challenging areas and touched the lives of the most vulnerab vulnerable. you have deepened our confidence that foreign aid can be responsibly spent. on behalf of a grateful nation and the people, i want to thank you for a job well done. the attacks on our in addition benghazi were a painful reminder to all of us that our diplomats are in harm's way and there in the same unstable and hostile environments as the military. they don't have the same means of protecting themselves and we go back and we talked and than this committee, i heard admiral mullens and pickering say money & was very important and makes a difference. yet and sadly this failed to do its part in addressing the challenges they face even after the tragedy at the attacks. you have been accepted the recommendation the arb and p
of the united states and remember, also, if we pull the plug on afghanistan at this point in time, i don't think in the end this is going to help the president in his efforts to draw down the pentagon budget and have the republican support that he needs. he needs at least to maintain a centrist bipartisan commitment to the effort in afghanistan in a way that doesn't leave his most vocal opponents on the right basically say that the president abandoned afghanistan and left the afghani people to their own devices. he doesn't need that and as long as the troops on the ground do this to protect them adequately, i think the president can accomplish his goal. >> thank you, general. >>> up next from afghanistan, to gun control and the president's cabinet, what we learned as "the cycle" rolls on. it's friday. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? at legalzoom, we've created a better place to handle your legal needs. maybe you have questions about incorporating a business you'd like to start. or questions about protecting your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like to find t
said my first obligation is to the united states. i took an oath of office to defend the united states constitution. that doesn't mean he's anti-israeli. i have israeli friends, i support the israeli nation and defending themselves. however, break dot-dot, you know, you have to look at what's best for this nation first and how that's anti-semitic i don't know and that's the issue as far as i can tell regarding the rhetoric of hagel. >> john, another issue of particular of those like me on the left is hagel's comments that he made back in 1998 opposing president clinton's ambassador or nominee to be ambassador calling him openly aggressively gay and recently apologized for the comments and you were really instrumental in getting don't ask don't tell repelled so how do people with an equality for lgbt community and square those comments with supporting hagel's nomination? >> well, we obviously were involved in supporting, you know, a lot of lgbt community, the argument is if you served in iraq and afghanistan and three times why are you kicked out when we're redeployed? i think senator h
health illness is a sensitive issue. there were 5% of the violence in the united states can be attributed to people with mental illness. so, are we putting a little too much attention on this when they're committing a very small amount of violence and they find that drug and alcohol abuse is far more likely to result in violent behavior than having mental illness? >> look. there's no question that the president's focus and the national focus on access to guns is the most important thing we can do to reduce the, you know, the outlier that the u.s. is in terms of gun violence compared to every other advanced nation. having said that, if you care about the mass tragedies which we have opposed to urban gun violence we see on the streets of chicago that the president is equally and rightly concerned about, it's hard not to look at an agenda for mental illness and i think what the governor in colorado is trying to promote on that side may point the way in a right direction. but also may be that there aren't full answers in a society to these problems but i think we got to try. >> i think an age
continues like this, you know, the united states has got a real challenge ahead of us, especially when we look at the 1,500 firearms-related acts of violence that took place on college campuses in just a recent year. this is something that's growing, unfortunately, opposed to going away. >> clint, i think we all agree we don't want guns on college campuses for this purpose. but i have to say there's a shooting a day in chicago. i'm wondering why you think we don't go to breaking news every time one of those occurs? >> unfortunately, because there's too many shooting incident that take place in the united states. and, you know, for me, as a former fbi profiler, i have to believe that there is -- there are some people on the psychological edge of the abyss. maybe not these two shooters on this campus. this was a personal act of violence but in many, many of the mass shootings we have seen relating to colleges, schools, movie theaters, it's been someone with a mental health issue. whenever they see something like this, acted out, it's for some people it creates an image of how to resolve con
to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. >> you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, sending this cable to your office -- >> if i could, 1.43 million cables a year come to the state department. they're all addressed to me. they do not all come to me. they're sorted through the bureaucracy. >> somebody within your office should have seen this cable is my -- in my judgment. >> whoo. she was out there boxing ali style an you know i know boxing. >> what the. >> hillary floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. >> yes. >> nobody laid a glove on her and as for theater, all three cable news networks played all five and a half hours live. yes, libya is an important topic but hillary was the story. and nobody in the cable news world could turn it off. what does all this mean for today and more importantly for 2016 and the next presidential race? for that we bring in dr. jay the big a, politico's jonathan allen working on a book about hillary clinton herself. jonathan, from your perspective, was that a good-bye from yesterday or a hello for
's controversial drone program could soon come to an end if the united states launched an investigation in to specifically more than two dozen incidents throughout the middle east. the goal is to clarify how the attacks were carried out. the criteria for striking and perhaps most importantly whether they were legal. and remember this comes at a time when drone use is growing with china and iran getting in on the game. according to one estimate, cia drone attacks killed more than 3,400 people in pakistan alone over the past decade many of them innocent civilians. the white house vigorously stood by the program but will this new international inquiry put pressure on the administration to scale back its shadow war? let's take it to the table. so, it's complicated issue, guys and one that i thought might come up after president obama was safely re-elected and it is. it's coming up. i think it's worth getting some of the issues out on the table. one, there are the humanitarian concerns, of course. hundreds if not thousands dead. many children, many innocent civilians. two,
post citizens united cabinet nomination battle. we have seen a wave of television ads with groups of opaque and mysterious names opposing the hagel nomination and certainly attracted a lot of attention in the media. why they expected the nomination will go through. do you think this experience tells us this is something the super pac groups will try and give it up in the future or have we entered a new era where they are subject to campaign style over the air assaults? >> i think we are at the dawn of this new type of anti-campaigning if you will. scuttling people thaw don't like. you go down to the floor where the nominations are a proved or not and say i don't like that guy or i think he is great or we will say yes or whatever. grass roots and all the secret money that will be funneled in going forward. that's not the best way to get the nominees exposed, if you will. to get their views put out in the public domain. it's slanted and one-side and i don't know who is paying for it. i suspect this is the end of the things to come. >> the groups called use your mandate. makes you wa
of the relationship of the united states should and can have with afghanistan? you are not seeing a great deal of time spent on the ques. you are seeing a lot more time devoted to questions of previous statements he made about israel, about iran and about nuclear deterren deterrence. >> you know, you mentioned it looks like it's a rough day for hagel. there's no sign he's won over republicans with his performance today. there's also no sign he has lost any democrats at this point. there are no democrats who have publicly come out and said they'll to oppose him and with a straight party line vote, he will get confirmed. 55 democrats, 45 republicans in the senate. would the republicans try to mount some kind of a filibuster where if they could hold 41 votes together to prevent the vote on the nomination. conventional wisdom heading in to the hearings is too far to step even for republicans in this day and age to take. do you think there's any signs of today's hearings, any chatter during today's hearings and the hallways there they might now be thinking of a filibuster? >> my guess is if you do see a vo
about these guys in the next year or two object those issues? >> right. well, look. what unites i think the world views of kerry and hague sell both of them are warriors. both of them decorated vietnam veterans but they know in a gut level way that you don't get in unless you have to because it's awfully hard to get out. once in, like in afghanistan, for example, you know, they're the ones to want to prosecute the wars and seeing on syria is continued advice against a u.s. military involvement. the president's going to hear that from them if the president decides he wants to arm the rebels or do something more, then you can hear people like kerry and hagel and probably biden, as well, saying, okay, if you do it, do it right. make sure the weaponry is sufficient. so i think it's going to be council of extreme caution but if the president decides he needs to intervene in any area, you know, the sort of warrior instincts kick in. >> all right. thank you. >>> up next, learning from the past. author reminds us of the value of tradition. day maggie smith would be proud. >> the groom never see
didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. >>> next week mark it is 40th anniversary of the end of the vietnam war, a conflict that continues to haunt the american psyche. with the appointments of vietnam vets that became senators, kerry and hagel, to top foreign policy posts, we can be sure that vietnam will continue to lurk in the foreign policy apparatus. you'd think we couldn't learn more of what happened in vietnam given the books and movies telling the tales but you would be wrong. one day, one graduate student researching post traumatic stress disorder searched through secret pentagon archives and interviewing vets and reading journals to uncover the story of american atrocities in vietnam. in a war where we killed more than 2 million civilians. the result is a book called "kill anything that moves" where he says the stunning scale of civilian suffering far beyond the result of bad apples but the
, but you get a single republican vote. i don't think it would fly in the united states. >> i'm not asking about the political realities, but do you think it would be helpful to move in the direction of increasing turn out through that or another means. >> yes, absolutely. right now, because so many people have checked out of the system that it really -- that mood that i don't want to be involved in politics because it's corrupt and inefficient and taking away things that i want to have, i just think a broader. >> tas pagz would help. how you get there is really a challenge. when the justice left the supreme court, he committed himself to doing work on civics. restoring civics in our educational curricula and the k-12 space. one way of trying to get kids more engaged and possibly vote more down the road. it would be a great help. i don't think you can impose it. >> okay. earlier today we talked about how vice president biden is being dubbed. he dispatched his right hand man to the hill to harsh out a deal with mish connell. what do you think the vp was thinking as he walked the halls with
and had a sense up until the last moment that mitt romney was going to be president of the united states. >> you are giving me nightmares sketching out that future that we would have had. you really give details to those agonizingly long wait for romney to concede. tell us the story, please. >> this was just like eating bon bones. jonathan reported the boston stuff with romney and i did the chicago stuff. there were two amazingly parallel scenes. in chicago, staffers walked into the suite. the presidential suite where president obama was with his family. they walked into this vision of valerie jarrett streaming at the tv showing the empty podium in boston saying call already. call already. after a while, a lot of senior staffers who told me he was angry at the romney folks in more colorful language wonders what was going on. it took 75 on 80 minutes to concede. obama's campaign manager had to text and leave a message for romney's campaign manager. what was going on in boston was really a microcosm for the denial that gripped the campaign throughout. romney didn't have the on in his suite
the united states. second only to 2011. it seems like there is more public awareness, more public backlash. do you think that that political dynamic flipped to be more in favor of the pro-choice argument and in actually expanding rights for female reproductive options? >> i do. polling, it is interesting. when you frame it in terms of are you pro-choice or pro-life? fewer people than there were ten years ago saying they're pro-choice but do you want to uphold roe v. wade and abortion should be legal in all or some circumstances, most people say yes and might be a problem of messaging but the majority of people especially after the election want the government out of women's health care decisions. >> planned parenthood like to say abortions is 3% of what they do. that is likely low but translating in to 332,278 abortions last year but their own numbers, that's 900 a day. couldn't the calculus, laura, be for representatives blackburn and black that among their caucus and their base, of fiscal conservatives and social conservatives, the more they know that kind of number the more likely they
the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying its bills, is irresponsible. it's absurd. we are not a deadbeat nation. >> thank goodness. but next, news flash, we already hit the ceiling two weeks ago. and the treasury's been using, quote, extraordinary measures to pay its bills. what does that even mean? the money shuffle can't last forever. the u.s. is out of money to pay its bills, it's already spent in less than four weeks. i have cousins that do that. they play to hold the debt ceiling hostage. aides say half the conference is ready to let the nation default. speaker boehner will school them on the real threat later this week. even a temporary extension for, say, two or three months could rattle the markets and threaten the nation's credit rating. last time they hashled out a debt deal? summer of 2011 and we ended up more than a trillion dollars in mandatory spending cuts and congress still hasn't addressed and delayed again until march. we start with nbc's peter alexander outside the white house. peter, the president also told congress if they don't want t
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